Health & Fitness

  • How to sleep at a festival

    10 July 2019

    Admittedly, getting enough sleep isn’t your number one priority when you’re at a music festival. And while Bensons for Beds don’t offer a bed you can take with you to a festival, we do value the science of sleep wellness. That’s why we’ve put this article together – to ensure you’re well-rested and ready to…

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  • Our Sustainability Initiatives and Plans for the Future

    19 June 2019

    Join us in celebrating a breakthrough in our sustainability practices, with recycling rates and sales of our eco-friendly Silentnight Choices range at a record high. Since launching our recycling programme in August 2018, we have seen around 40,000 beds taken for recycling in the past 10 months, meaning we have saved around 1,800 tonnes of…

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  • Ramadan: How to sleep well whilst fasting

    17 May 2019

    Maintaining a healthy sleeping pattern can be difficult at the best of times, but it’s even harder for some people during Ramadan.  What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims as a time of spiritual reflection and a recharging of faith.  During this month, Muslims abstain…

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  • The benefit of herbal tea

    19 March 2019

    While it may have been made fashionable by Instagram royalty in recent years, herbal tea has been used for centuries for its benefits to health and wellbeing. We chatted with food and nutrition blogger Madeleine Shaw about the benefits of herbal tea, and gathered some advice for herbal newbies. Making yourself a cup of herbal…

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  • The best mattresses to help with back pain

    5 March 2019

    Back pain is a relatively common ailment that can be caused or aggravated by a variety of factors. There are many different types of back pain, which can vary from mild to severe, including: -Persistent muscle aches along your spine. These can occur anywhere from the base of your neck, right down to your tail…

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    What’s the best pillow for neck pain?

    17 December 2018

    Being comfortable in bed is vital to getting a good night’s rest, but many people find getting to sleep an absolute pain in the neck – literally. To combat neck pain, it’s helpful to choose the right pillow. In fact, experts say you should replace your pillows every one to two years to achieve better…

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  • How the Christmas party affects your body, in 24 hours

    6 December 2018

    The Christmas party is always a festive highlight; however new research shows office workers are likely to have the worst night’s sleep of the year, when they finally make it to bed. In a recent poll, 65% of staff attending their work Christmas party said they had less than five hours sleep on the night,…

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  • 7 ways to deal with the holiday blues

    7 November 2018

    The holiday blues are real. When the days get shorter and the temperature drops, many of us begin to struggle. Boost your Vitamin D levels Optimal Vitamin D levels can help boost your mood, improve your overall brain function, and generally positively impact your wellbeing. This is one of the reasons we feel great in…

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  • What is the ideal temperature to sleep in?  

    26 September 2018

    To get the best possible sleep it’s so important to ensure your bedroom is the ideal temperature. If things are too hot, or too cold, this can have a negative impact on the quality of your sleep.   Why does the temperature of the room matter?   Your body heat peaks in the evening before you go to bed but drops…

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  • Environment therapy: creating a multi-sensory bedroom

    17 September 2018

    Your bedroom should be set up to help you sleep. From choosing the right bed, fitting blackout curtains, or banning the TV. Every bedroom decision should go towards creating a space that promotes quality and healthy sleep. Nothing does that quite like a calming and peaceful environment. Think of your bedroom as your space to…

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  • iGel™ – Keeping you cool in summer  

    24 August 2018

    In the summer months, sleeping can be so difficult. Your bedroom is full of hot air, the sun pours in far too early in the morning and your mattress can feel like a furnace the second you lie down on it.   The problem with many mattresses, and pillows for that matter, is that they don’t…

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  • Should you go to sleep angry?

    13 August 2018

    We’ve all been there. An evening argument with your partner, friend or loved one drags on into the night. You know you should sleep, but you have that age-old advice floating through your head. “Don’t go to bed angry or on an argument” they say. “It’ll be much better if you make up before bed”…

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  • Resetting Your Sleep Cycle

    23 July 2018

    We all have an inner clock or scheduler that helps us fall asleep at night and wake in the morning. It’s called the circadian clock and is individual to each person, which is why you may be ready for another episode of your favourite box set at 10pm while your partner is fast asleep. Certain…

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